University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Creativity, Literacies and Learning

You will learn about the meanings of literacy and creativity in the context of an increasingly socially diverse, digitally mediated and multimodal culture. We will be examining learning in different locations, both in and out of school. We will think about what counts as text and literacy, the nature of authorship, and the kinds of cultural practices that take place in different places and spaces.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally hold an approved first degree with at least lower second-class honours (or equivalent) and/or an approved professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to a lower second-class honours degree. If your first language is not English, you must achieve either: an overall score on the IELTS test of at least 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each element; a Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Score of 67 (minimum 62).

Course modules

Modules include: literacies and learning in and out of school; reading, writing, texts and authors; creativity, places and spaces; dramas, performances and learning; portfolio/dissertation.

Assessment methods

Each 30-credit module is assessed by a written assignment of 5,000-6,000 words. To complete the Masters programme successfully, a pass of 50 must be achieved on each assignment. The dissertation is an original piece of work and should be of 12,000-15,000 words (or their equivalent) related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time - 2 years

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